I’m going to be pretty busy this afternoon finishing up a new custom wedding invitation job for a lovely couple in Flagstaff, Arizona, but I thought in the meantime that I would share with you one of my latest custom business card designs. Right after I posted about a custom set of letterpress printed business cards here for a company called Kerplunc, I got quite a few inquiries from other individuals and companies about creating custom business cards for them. This is the first card design that resulted from one of those inquiries.
Here is the most recent custom job from the press! I think these stylish calling cards for Sebastian St. John: Gentleman of Leisure are downright awesome. I mean what gentleman doesn’t aspire to a title like that? These cards were designed by the client as a gift for her fiancee’s best man for their wedding. They were printed on Crane’s Pearl White calling card stock with silver edging in silver ink. It’s hard to see from the photos, but the ink nearly matches the edging on the cards and is really nice and sparkly.
I finished up a unique little calling card job on Thursday right before I went out of town to Portland. The client already had the design, so this was a quick, just-print-it, sort of job. What made it unique though was that I got to try out a new paper stock. These calling cards are printed on Crane’s Palette Espresso Brown Cover Stock. This paper is 100% cotton like a lot of the other papers I use, 134 lb. and very, very stiff… but it’s brown, which is cool. I was trying to match a very light, creamy, off-white for the ink. The off-white ink almost looks slightly silver on the brown paper, but I really like how the color turned out. I really like them because they’re so different. Let me know what you think!
Generally speaking, the majority of the custom work that I do currently is for wedding invitations and other social stationary. One of my favorite other types of custom work to do though is business stationary. I often think that with all of the “get way more business cards than you would ever need for $19.95” offers out there on the internet, that most people don’t really consider letterpress or custom printing when it comes to ordering paper products for their businesses. On the one hand, I find this a little disappointing that so many people are willing to sacrifice true quality and uniqueness for super-savings, but on the other hand it makes it really exciting when you do find a business (or a business finds you) that wants to do something really special, unique and high-quality for their paper products.
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